What I Wore

All Mixed Up: Patterns, Textures, Oh My!

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This smile is brought to you by congruency. 

I am currently on day 3 of a Style School reboot with Stasia Savasuk.

Today, I wanted to wear at least one new thing I thrifted over the weekend. I decided to go with a J.Crew button-down and layered it with a patterned tank top underneath, and a thick white cardigan over it. I added two pieces of jewelry that were handmade. It was the perfect outfit to wear for a beach walk, allowed the soft sea air to get to my neck, and made me feel stylish, cool, and collected on the second day of the year.

I wanted to write a little bit about what my process is like especially because I seem to think it’s easier for everybody else. (Spoiler alert: it’s not easier for everyone else.) I see so many amazing women dressing fiercely and finely on the internet, but oftentimes want to know more about how they got the outfit together in the first place.

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From ears to legs: Earrings by Treeline and Tride, Tank, Button-down and Cardigan thrifted from Savers, Pants by Loft.  

What I learned today while mixing three patterns I’d usually say don’t go together is this: my intuition is also a stylist! Did you know this? Your intuition is probably one, too. I went into my closet with a slight idea of what I wanted to wear. I kept going to the mirror and nothing felt right…until it did. I loved the way this outfit felt. I loved how it fit. I loved the jewelry I chose to go with it (designers are linked in the captions). But most importantly, I loved the process. But, full disclosure: I only loved the process once I got the result. I think, there’s a lesson in there, to love the process because of the result. To trust yourself that if you keep adjusting, keep trying to get it right, that, eventually, you will.

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Bracelet is from Scout  and necklace is from Larking

I chose to stay in the blue color family, but I also think a pop of a contrasting color might look nice. Below, I offer three different mixed-pattern outfit combos below for your inspiration! Have fun.

Stay bold,

Haley

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